Hi,i'm new to any sort of cad and having some problems. I downloaded a program from emachineshop.com and have made some drawings of parts i'd like to have made or make myself. The ems.com program seemed to be limited so with a little searching i dl'ed the trial of rhino 3d. So far i haven't been able to figure anything out in rhino so i was wondering if there are any basic tutorials out there(vid would be nice)? Also is there any other programs that you can dl a trial or old free version that are simpler and could be used at a later date on a home cnc? I'm not planning on doing anything real complicated but would like to be able to have multiple parts in 1 3d image.
Another question i have is when i export a drawing from ems's program(dxf) and import it to rhino the layout changes, why is that? Sorry i can't be more specific so here's 2 screen shots.
Last edited by junkxp; 08-19-2007 at 09:13 PM.
Mach3 2010 Screenset
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Open Rhino3d, look at the menu's on the top right, click on HELP. Go down to "learn rhino" and click on "tutorials". The first one you draw a castle which teaches you to use the 3 views and the persective window. The second you draw a flashlight which teaches you some about solid modeling. The third one you draw a rubber ducky using NURBS. Neat stuff, it's how I started quite a few years ago.
Thanks, all i could find earlier was the buy the cd tutorial.
So whats a good 2d trial or old free version that i should look for? That still seems simpler to me.